Membership renewals are rolling in – thank you to everyone who has already paid their renewal. All members, please complete a yellow membership form. IMPORTANT NOTE: If paying by direct deposit, please use your name as the reference. Anyone who made a direct debit into our account and didn’t use their name, please let us know as soon as possible so we can register you as a paid up 2018 – 2019 financial member. Thank you.
WHAT’S ON IN THE GALLERY:
The gallery team are busy hanging the MIAC continuing members exhibition at the moment, after the enormously successful Exquisite & Exotic Fabrics & Fibres exhibition. The team reported feeling a little sad demounting that exhibition – it really was something for them to be proud of. The two week showing made $844.00 in door takings, with very few outgoings. There are too many helping hands to name who made this event the success it was. The continued growth of the complex is dependent on our hard working volunteers – THANK YOU EVERYONE.
Left to Right: Ruth Venner, Tony Spinks, Meryl Dobe, Judith Brady, Jacqui Sheargold
On Monday, 2nd July the key safe code for entry into the pottery shed was changed. All members requiring the new code for after hours access should speak to one of the pottery team members and sign the security agreement. Next Firing: See noticeboards inside and outside the pottery shed.
Special thanks to Val Gruenberg (Wawarra) for her generous donation of the stunning Aboriginal art dot painted pot to raffle. The raffle was drawn on Sunday 1st July and the happy winner was ticket F28 – Jewel Dawson.
The raffle netted $235.00 for MIAC.
Printmaking with Bronwyn Hellings
A short four (4) week introduction to lino printmaking course will be held at the Macleay Island Arts Complex and will include workshops to develop your skills in this area.
The cost for the four (4) weeks is $100.00 for members and $110 for non-members, and will include all material and use of tools for the course.
The sessions will be held on Wednesday evenings (7 – 9pm) starting on the 25th of July at MIAC.
Course numbers are limited to a maximum of 8 participants.
Call MIAC on 3409 4100 or email email@example.com to book a place.
Plans are afoot to follow this with a screen printing course – dates tba.
The next David Wells workshop is receiving strong support with many registrations, but there are still some places. To secure one of these remaining places please call the complex (Tue – Fri between 10 and 3) on 34094100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Workshop costs: $125 for MIAC members and $135 for non-members.
Next life drawing group at the MIAC workshop on Friday, 6th July at 10 am. New members most welcome. Bring a sketch pad and whatever pencils/ art materials you prefer. Most groups have a live model. Cost - $15 for MIAC members, $20 for non-members.
For Redland Art Awards 2018 the primary award will be an acquisitive prize of $15,000. There will also be runner up awards of $4,000 and a $2,500, as well as the Meredith Foxton People's Choice Award proudly sponsored by Redland Yurara Art Society Inc of $500. Artists may enter up to three paintings for consideration. Of these three, however, only one painting per artist can be selected for final judging, if selected at all. Entries must be received by close of business Monday 23 July 2018. For entries to be considered they must be accompanied by the entry fee, a CV of not more than one page plus a brief statement about the paintings submitted (approximately 100 words). Please note that text provided may not be included in the final exhibition. Size of entries must not exceed 2m (2000mm) in height.
Entry fees are as follows: One entry: $35 Two entries: $60 Three entries: $90
Entry fees are non-refundable. Payment can be made by cheque, money order or credit card made payable to Redland Art Gallery. A receipt will be provided on successful payment for awards entry/s.
In the past apparently very few MIAC members entered this prestigious Redland Arts Awards, but it appears that this year we have a greater number of artists wanting to enter. If you are planning on entering the awards and would like to consider sharing a vehicle to transport to the mainland venue, please enter your details on the register in the workshop.
On Thursday, 5th July the Running Wild Children’s holiday program held a workshop in the MIAC pottery shed. Lots of work to organise for our pottery team, (thank you guys) but a great bonus for MIAC to have children using the complex. Who knows, maybe they will get hooked and join one day.
The same program will run a Mudder’s program on the mudflats in front of MIAC next Thursday. This, we believe, is simply playing in the mud – great fun if you’re young, maybe not so much for the more mature. We have given them permission to use our hose to clean off after they finish playing. So if you see them running around like yetis, just take a deep breath and enjoy their fun – from afar.